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Trip Summary

There are 152 daily trains from Berlin to Munich. Traveling by train from Berlin to Munich usually takes around 5 hours and 37 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 4 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance313 mi (504 km)
Fastest train4h 2m
Lowest price$20.68
Trains per day20
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

Berlin to Munich Route Map

Berlin Munich

What is the price of a train ticket from Berlin to Munich?

In the last month, $37.73 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin, BE to Munich, BY. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $92.82 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices


If you are trying to decide when to travel from Berlin to Munich by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $67 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Munich in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $120 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Munich from Berlin will be about $92.82 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Berlin to Munich?

There are 4 train lines with service from Berlin, Berlin to Munich, Bavaria. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 134 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity19h 9m$57.78
DB Intercity-Express225h 17m$87.99
Deutsche Bahn1345h 42m$93.97
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company115h 32m$90.50

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the train from Berlin to Munich?

You can expect to pay an average price of about €54 for a train ticket from Berlin to Munich, although prices start as low as €20. Bus tickets for this route average just €30, but the trip will take at least 3 hours longer.

Is there an overnight train from Berlin to Munich?

Deutsche Bahn does provide overnight trains from Berlin to Munich, but they take quite a bit longer than other trains from Berlin to Munich. The latest train departs Berlin at around 9:30 p.m., requires a transfer, and arrives in Munich at about 7:30 a.m. the next morning. Most trains making this trip — even ones that require a transfer — take less than 5 hours and 30 minutes. Instead of taking an overnight train, your best bet may be to take a train that leaves very early in the morning, at around 4:30 a.m., arriving into Munich a little after 9:00 a.m.

How far away is Munich from Berlin?

Munich is 584 kilometers (363 miles) from Berlin. A train from Munich to Berlin typically takes between 5 and 5.5 hours, depending on the type of train you take. DB Intercity-Express is the fastest, with an express schedule that will get you there in as little as 3 hours and 54 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin to Munich during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Berlin to Munich?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Berlin to Munich. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Berlin to Munich?

The distance between Berlin and Munich is approximately 313 miles, or 504 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 37 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 2 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Berlin to Munich are the most crowded on Friday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Berlin at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Berlin to Munich?

There are 152 scheduled trains on most days. 20 of these are direct connections to Munich. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Munich to Berlin. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Berlin to Munich for $16.13.

City Information


Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.


Boasting a quaint beauty that has withstood the test of time, Munich is a vibrant city where the old meets the new. One of the most noticeable events in the city is Oktoberfest. The festival is the largest beer festival in the world, and it is here that you can enjoy a huge variety of beers, as well as local specialties and themed entertainment. For those who want to learn more about the city’s architectural history, consider visiting the Church of Our Lady, which features two unique dome-topped towers, forming an eye-catching part of Munich’s skyline. If you simply wish to enjoy a stroll around town, the English Garden, with its signature Chinesischen Turm, will offer the reprieve you need.

Among the local favorites in the city are Spatenhaus and Haxnbauer, both of which serve authentic hearty Munich dishes. For a more affordable dinner, you could check out the beer gardens such as Seehaus Biergarten or Augustinerkeller.

München Hauptbahnhof, located at the center of Munich, is the principal train station in the city serving all Deutsche Bahn trains that pass through town. Munich’s Central Bus Station is located in the heart of the city, making it easy to catch a bus by FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus or Sindbad. The main airport is the Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, which lies 19 miles northeast of the city center.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Berlin where you can board the train.

Train stations in Berlin:

  • S+u Bundesplatz

  • Rigaer Straße

  • Bellevue

  • Train Station

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

Where is the train station in Munich?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Munich than most cities. Most trains from Berlin will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in Munich:

Train stations in Munich:

  • München-Karlsfeld

  • München-Allach

  • München-Lochhausen

  • München-Pasing

  • München-Untermenzing

  • München-Langwied

  • München-Neuaubing

  • München Leienfelsstr.

  • Solln Station

  • München-Westkreuz

  • München-Freiham

  • München-Aubing

  • München-Feldmoching

  • München-Obermenzing

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